The Four Horsemen
Hasting Session 21
We left bout six in the morning, an it took us a whole day ta git ta the coast. We got back on that boat an headed back ta Orange. About 2 hours after we started, it was getting kinda dark an we started some serious rockin. Ah thought that boat might tip over, but it didn’t. As we traveled, ah saw plenty o mines on some o them islands. Then the Captain stopped that ol boat an ah wuz wonderin why. Then ah saw em. They wuz five confederate boats, troop ships they wuz, a headin towards that town that Ranger Love had talked about. There wuz one fast sloop, that’s kinda, a fast war ship, goin with em. After we started back a goin again, ah had another o them ‘episodes’, HK called it. Ah wuz a shakin an rattlin around, an ah had another o them visions. Ah see a fifty foot wave, an it rolls right over the island. They wuz people runnin an screamin everwhere. They wuz tryin ta git on the boats, an it wuz clear, mos of em weren’t gonna make it. I told ma friends bout what ah saw, an after the last one, they b’lieved me. We arrived ta Orange the next mornin, and there was a confederate galleon in the harbor. That’s a really big war ship, with lots o cannons, an that fast sloop wuz there too. We sailed right on inta that dock, jus as we pleased. There wuz some confederate guards there, but they didn bother us none. The mayor an the council wuz to gather together at 9:00 ta talk about the sitiation. The Orange creamsicles wuz captured while we wuz gone, the mayor had been arrested an the assistant mayor wuz now the mayor. The confederate Captain wuz there ta warn us that the Lost Angels army wuz a headin our way, an we should vote fer them ta protect us. The new mayor tol us that there wuzn’t enough evidence ta convict the cream sicles, but at least they are no longer a threat. That night, Cassidy and HK wuz able ta remove the Curse o the Flayed Man. He done rotted away, quick as you please. While they wuz doin that, ah searched the big house ta try an find the big safe, that we wuz sure had ta be there. Ah found a smaller one in HK’s dad’s bedroom, and an even larger one in hiz moms room, which wuz kinda like a shrine, she bein dead an all. In the mornin, we meet with the Captain. He wants HK ta speak in favor o the petition for Orange ta support the confederates. He says, ‘Ah’ll think on it, an ah’ll be there”.